September Recap/Spooky Season

Hello everyone! September was a great time with the events that we had during Geek Week! Special thanks to Hannah Nugent from Brooksource and our very own Bruce Howard for giving the time to speak to our fellow members about some tips for the job hunting process! Here are some pictures that highlighted the events that we held:

With September wrapped up we are now officially in October, AKA spooky season, and also more importantly Cybersecurity month (spooky I know). We’ll be having a chapter meeting on Tuesday, October 6th where we’ll have speakers from USAA joining us to give a tech talk! It will be at 5pm and the Zoom link to join is right here! Hope to see you there!

Geek Week!

With next week being Geek Week, we have some exciting things planned for you guys! Everything we will be doing will be virtual this semester and we hope to see everyone there! The events we have planned are as follows

  • Tuesday, September 8th (5-6pm): “Recruiters Secrets: a Behind the Scenes look at Recruiting in a Virtual World” with Hannah Nugent from Brooksource
    Zoom Link
  • Wednesday, September 9th (5:30-6:30pm): “Career Focus” with Bruce Howard
    Zoom Link
  • Thursday, September 10th (7:30pm): “Social Mixer” at a Virtual Escape Room
    Zoom Link

If there’s any questions we can answer please submit them here

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Going Virtual

Welcome back Bobcats! Hopefully everyone had a good first week back, especially after the very lengthy spring break we had this year (I still feel like it’s March). We are happy to announce that we’ll be having our first social event of the semester this Thursday, September 3rd at 6pm! We’ll be doing a virtual game night over Zoom, looking forward to see you there!

Virtual Game Night Zoom Link

March Madness!

March started off nice, our most recent chapter meeting was a success with some great information that was shared from our representatives from Brooksource and Whole Foods! As you guys know, we have Nationals coming up soon! Thank you for those that signed up to go and we are excited to have you all join us! Other than that, exams are coming up so good luck to those that have some coming up, spring break is around the corner though so I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys!

Kicking off the spring semester!

Hope everyone enjoyed their winter break! As we swing into the spring semester with classes and such, don’t forget that AITP chapter meetings are every first Tuesday of the month! Our first meeting is this upcoming Tuesday on February 4th with our keynote speaker being a representative from EY, hope too see you guys there!

Also huge shout out to those that made it out the Spot on Thursday, it was a great time and I hope more people can come out to the future socials we hold!

Final blog post of the semester: Happy Holidays!

Congratulations on the Graduations!

We did it everyone! We made it through to the end of the semester, with most of our sanity intact no less.

To our graduating members congratulations are in order. (Yay, We did it!)

Many of the big personalities in the CIS degree course graduated this past Saturday 12/14/2019. We walked the stage with poise and grace; and took ceremonious dunks in the river, as tradition demands.

If I may add a personal anecdote here: after commencement I overheard several people refer to me as looking like a priest, rabbi, philosopher, or wizard. Needless to say I ate all that up. ­čÖé
(ahem…)

We are excited, and look forward to seeing big successes from our fellow Fall 2019 graduates. If our names aren’t remembered by history, then there truly is no justice in this world.
For those who have their final semester this coming Spring: See it through to the end, keep your eye on the prize. Y’all got this!

Happy Holidays!

Oh yeah, aren’t there end of year festivities occurring soon??
Boxing Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years, Omisoka, even Saturnalia, & Yule; December is full of excellent reasons to celebrate.

We hope everyone will have festive and fun end of year celebration(s)!
I plan on doing as many as will allow me to wear my new favorite ugly sweater.

The most important aspect of the holidays is being together, but we all know how this month goes, a lot of traveling, gifts, family, friends, and a greater than 0% chance of drinking.
Please don’t drink & drive though.
Have happy and safe holidays! Enjoy the break and we’ll see y’all in the Spring.

Signing Off

It has been an honor and a privilege to write for everyone.
AITP blog will be back in the Spring under new management.
I am signing off knowing y’all will be in good hand in the upcoming semester.
Now I’m finally going to catch up on some sleep!
-Christopher G.

Last weeks of class!

While preparing for finals will be taking up a large amount of time for us all, we shouldn’t forget to come to the AITP end of semester chapter meeting Dec 3rd 5:00-6:00pm at LBJ 3-14.1

We will be announcing the new & returning officers for Spring 2020.
There is also a few gift cards for the most active members this semester.
Finally we will be presenting stoles & cords for graduating members.

Not much longer now everyone!

Reminder of tonight’s big event.

Tonight (Nov. 12) AITP is thrilled to have a double feature of events starting at 5pm.

McCoy 336 5-6pm: Monthly Tech Workshop, USAA will presenting on version control.
McCoy 110 6-7pm: Pizza mixer in the Student Organization room. McCoy 110
McCoy 336 7-8pm: Presentation by Hewlett Packard VP & Fellow Dr. Tom Brandich. McCoy

We’re hoping for a big turnout this evening, hope to see you all there.
(I actually get to attend this one, yay!)

What’s coming up in November?

Good day everyone! It’s November, and it finally feels like we have some autumn weather. Hope Halloween was a lot of fun for y’all!
So what’s coming up for the club? That’s a good question, and one I’ll be happy to answer.

Chapter Meeting: Nov. 5th

October chapter meeting.

Nov. 5th 5:00pm at LBJ 3-41.1
Come hear from Nolan Aguirre, a Full Stack Developer with 3+ years in industry at SeriesX, as he talks about Abstractions & Object Oriented Programming.
We will also be accepting applications for Spring 2020 officer positions. If you’d like to aid the club apply here.

Social Event: Nov. 7th

Food & fun at AquaBrew (150 S L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666)
Check out their food here: aqua-brew.com
We’ll be handing out T-Shirts, and having celebrating birthdays.
(If you wish to drink, that will need to be on your own tab.)

Tech Workshop: Nov. 12th

The evening of the 12th is a busy! Check out all this stuff:

  • 5:00-6:00pm at McCoy 336: Tech Workshop USAA will be leading the workshop on version control.
  • 6:00-6:15 Room transition
  • 6:15 A warm welcome for Dr. Tom Bradicich
  • 6:15-6:50 Social/Dinner.
  • 7:00-8:00pm at McCoy 336: Following the workshop, stay for a presentation by HP VP & Fellow Dr. Tom Bradicich.

Bobcat Day: Nov.23rd

AITP will be at Bobcat Days in LBJ from 9:00am-12:00pm,
swing by to offer moral support.

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27th-Dec.1st

Gobble, gobble!

Volunteers needed for IT Symposium!

Friday (10/25) is the IT Symposium, our club’s annual fundraiser and we’re needing volunteers to help move things along smoothly.

The IT Symposium runs from 8am to 3pm, and there are several jobs that we need assistance with.
If you’re available this Friday and/or would like to get some volunteer hours please fill out this sign up form.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

If you have further questions please contact Shayne Kelly at srk85@txstate.edu